Raptr Service Hacked
AMD's Raptr Service Has Been Hacked
Published: 2nd February 2015 | Source: TechPowerUp |
Raptr Service Hacked
It seems things have not got off to the greatest start for the Red team this week as AMD's Gaming Evolve Raptr service, a similar offering to that of NVIDIA's GeForce Experience has been hacked.
Raptr's CEO Denis Fong in an e-mail send to its members reported that the Raptr service has indeed been hacked, with sensitive data such as usernames, passwords hashes, first and last names as well as e-mail addresses have been stolen.
Furthermore, Denis Fong also stated that thanks to Raptr's step-two verification process, any Raptr Reward Points should not be affected by the hacking. As always, users of such attacks are asked to please change their passwords, and the same for any accounts baring the same password and e-mail address used to sign up to AMD's Raptr service.
The e-mail from Raptr's CEO read -
"Maintaining the highest level of security around your Raptr account information is of the utmost importance to us, so we're very sorry to inform you that some Raptr user data may have been recently compromised in an attack similar to hacking activities that have targeted other high-profile sites and services such as Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Network.
User names, email addresses, password hashes, and some first and last names may have been accessed. This means that although the passwords are hashed, users with weak passwords are vulnerable to unauthorized access. It's important to note that our two-factor authentication system used for redeeming Raptr Reward Points ensures that even if your Raptr account was among those compromised, the points you've earned as a Raptr member are protected.
Although the potential risk to Raptr users is pretty minimal, we urge you to access any accounts on other sites and services in which you use the same login and password associated with your Raptr account and change the related password(s) immediately.
Reset your password at your earliest convenience in order to help safeguard your Raptr account. In doing so, we strongly advise you to use a password that is reasonably complex and not associated with another site/service account.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Raptr's Customer Service group.
We're extremely sorry about this situation and are committed to further improving account security going forward.
Founder & CEO, Raptr"
So what about that for a beginning to the week for AMD? I'm sure NVIDIA will have a smile on their face right now, karma...
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